Bacterial profile of the oropharynx in infants: an assessment of the confounding factors for colonization.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the composition of non pathogenic microflora (NPM) and pathogenic microflora (PM) and the assessment of factors affecting their colonization in the oropharynx. METHODS Oropharyngeal swabs were obtained from 464 infants, aged 15 days to I year, with or without clinical signs and symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12098-011-0367-3

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